The Wolf of Wall Street breaks F-word record
Story by Jack Foley
MARTIN Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street has set a new record for the amount of F-words used in one film.
The Wall Street saga contains 506 instances of the word “f**k” – 71 more than the previous non-documentary record holder, Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam.
Based on the memoir by Wall Street trader Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street is a tale of greed and excess that is high on sex and provocative activity. It clocks in at one minute under three hours and is officially the longest film on Scorsese’s CV.
When taking into account the running time, the swear average breaks down to Scorsese delivering 2.81 f**ks a minute.
The director is no stranger to bad language. Several of his previous films also boast notoriously high f**k counts. Casino, for instance, boasts 422, while Goodfellas has 300. Both films feature the killer combo of Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
The film with the most f**ks in a movie is a documentary, predictably called Fuck. Directed by Steve Anderson, the film tracks the history of the word and notches up 857 instances.